Native Hawaiian artists active in the fields of dance, music, traditional and visual arts are invited to apply for a new fellowship from the foundation by January 15, 2015.
“This opportunity will support the creation of new works by Native Hawaiian artists nationwide,” said NACF Program Officer Andre Bouchard. “Panels will review online submissions this winter and in Spring 2015, we’ll announce the awardees.”
The fellowship awards include support ranging up to $20,000 per artist. Artists who apply need to be able to supply documentation of Native Hawaiian ancestry.
While the nonprofit Native Arts Foundation has offered national fellowships of this amount each year since 2011 to American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian artists and culture-makers, this is the first fellowship created exclusively to support Native Hawaiian artists. A partnership with the Office of Hawaiian Affairs and support from the Leonard and Rose Freeman Family Fund of the Hawaii Community Foundation allowed the foundation to offer this new fellowship.